Control4 Launches 4K Line

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Control4 Corporation has introduced a line of 4K Ultra HD matrix switchers (designed by leaf) that they are specifying as fully HDCP 2.2 compliant. Available for order today, the new line of Control4 4K UHD Matrix Switches claims to provide the ability to distribute 4K content, including copy-protected content, to every room in the Control4 […]

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Control4 Starts New Associate Installer Certification

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Control4 this month introduced a new Associate Installer online training program to certify entry-level technicians as a first step in their career development in automation installation, programming and design. Control4’s network of independent authorized dealers can leverage this free online Associate Installer Certification curriculum to train employees on basic installation skills utilizing Control4 Composer Express, […]

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Amazon Fire TV Two-Way IP Drivers Now Available from Fusion Research

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Fusion Research announced that it has developed a method for Amazon Fire TV IP control and produced two-way IP drivers for Control4, RTI and URC automation systems. Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are two of the fastest growing products in the video streaming category. Amazon Prime users get free access to original Amazon […]

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Fusion Releases New Ovation Driver for Control4 OS 2.6 Systems

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Fusion Research has announced the release of a new driver for its Ovation products. This driver takes advantage of the new Listen features available in the Control4 OS 2.6 software including the ability to place streaming apps directly on the ‘Listen’ home page of a Control4 system. Search, favorites (stations, playlists, etc.) and Pandora thumbs […]

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Control4 Introduces Composer Express for iOS and Android Aimed to Simplify Home Automation Installation

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Control4 is shipping its new Composer Express, a mobile configuration tool that enables Control4 dealers to supposedly simplify and accelerate the set-up process for home automation systems. According to Control4, a technician should be able to configure most one-room home theaters quicker, or set up hundreds of devices in the most complex whole-home installations in […]

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Control4 Launches New Hospitality Focused Control System

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Control4 Hospitality OS 2.5.3 adds support for the company’s Wireless Music Bridge, which allows guests to stream music from their smartphones, tablets, or other portable devices via Bluetooth. Wireless Music Bridge gives listeners access to their private music libraries as well as streaming music from services like Pandora, Spotify, and Rdio. This seamless solution does […]

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More Control System Partners Add Middle Atlantic RackLink Driver Modules

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Add Crestron, Vantage, Savant, AMX and Control4 to the list of control companies who’ve adopted Middle Atlantic’s RackLink power management modules. These and other partners such as RTI, Aurora, URC, Key Digital and ihiji have already chosen RackLink because the system’s open architecture facilitates integration into virtually any control system or management platform. The RackLink […]

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SurgeX Announces Control4 Certified Products

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SurgeX has announced that the Axess SX-AX15, Axess Elite SX-AX15E and Axess Ready SA-82-AR are now Control4 Certified. The Axess line is an IP-addressable, surge eliminating, power conditioning and management system that allows monitoring and control of power distribution platforms via the Internet 24/7. Integrators can remotely customize, synthesize and monitor individual outlets and power […]

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Control4 Intros New Wireless Lighting Control

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Control4 launched a new line of wireless lighting control products today that are controllable from the Control4 MyHome app on a mobile device. Control4 integrates lighting control with other automation functions to create “scenes” which enhance convenience and safety for customers. Some of the more popular uses include: a “Home” scene that creates a lighting path from the entry […]

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Control4 Releases OS 2.4, Updates Controllers

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Control4 announced this week a new update to its operating system, along with enhancements to the company’s HC-800 and HC-250 Controllers. With the launch of the new Control4 OS 2.4, Control4 delivers enhanced functionality for Control4 4Sight Service, enabling 3G/4G connectivity to the customer’s system via their iOS or Android mobile device. Control4 OS 2.4 […]

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ihiji Remote Network Monitoring and Support Solutions Now Available Through Control4 Online Ordering

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ihiji announced this month that its products are now available through Control4 Online Ordering. Online Ordering allows Control4 dealers to put Control4, ihiji and other third-party partner products on the same purchase order, which simplifies sourcing, shipment and back-end accounting processes. ihiji offers 24/7/365 remote network monitoring and support services to AV integrators. Through a […]

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Control4 Ships HC-250 Controller

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Control4 just started shipping its HC-250 Controller, a small one-room-only control system. Using a 1GHz processor, the HC-250 uses Power over Ethernet (PoE) connectivity and fits easily behind a TV, on a shelf or in a rack. It allows users to browse very large media libraries, activate lighting control, and control an entire home from […]

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Control4 Ships HC-800 & 7″ Touch Screen With Embedded Camera

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Control4 has announced that the Control4 HC-800 controller, which the company is calling its new flagship controller, and Control4 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera are now shipping. The HC-800 has a multi-zone design that uses a 1.8GHz dual-core processor for what Control4 says is instantaneous, interactive on-screen control and browsing of even the largest […]

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Control4 Launches Video Intercom Solutions with New Touch Screens and Door Station

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Control4 showed new video intercom solutions at CES today, which include the Control4 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera, the Control4 7” In-Wall Touch Screen with Camera and the Control4 Door Station. This new video intercom product family provides an integrated camera (H.264) with integrated speakers and dual microphones utilizing beam forming and wideband audio […]

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Control4 Enters ProAV Market

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You probably sensed this was coming: a successful home automation specialist that positions itself as “affordable IP-based control and entertainment systems,” Control4 is now introducing a full line of ProAV hardware and software solutions via a new company called Control4 Commercial Systems. With its standards-based open platform, Control4 wants to provide ProAV installers with what […]

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APOGEE Interactive and Control4 Collaborate to Connect Consumers to the Smart Grid

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Control4 and APOGEE Interactive announced a strategic relationship at CES to incorporate Apogee’s energy analysis software into the Control4 home area network solution, the Energy Management System 100. By analyzing and presenting the data gathered by the Energy Management System 100 in an easy-to-understand interface and linking that with control over home devices, consumers can […]

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Control4 Teams with GridPoint on Energy Management and Monitoring

In an interesting product teaming, Control4 and a company called GridPoint have joined forces to allow for energy management and monitoring in the home via Control4’s Home Energy Manager software.   The recently announced Control4 Home Energy Manager will provide consumers with the ability to easily control their lighting, thermostat, sprinklers, electronic shut-offs and other features […]

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